Amsterdam station (New York)

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Amsterdam
Amtrak station
Amsterdam Station.jpg
The Amsterdam station in October 2014, seen from the shores of the Mohawk River.
Location 466 West Main Street
(Route 5 West)
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Coordinates 42°57′13″N 74°13′10″W / 42.95361°N 74.21944°W / 42.95361; -74.21944Coordinates: 42°57′13″N 74°13′10″W / 42.95361°N 74.21944°W / 42.95361; -74.21944
Owned by Amtrak
Line(s) Empire Corridor (Mohawk Subdivision)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Yes; free
Other information
Station code AMS
History
Opened ca. 1973[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 11,155[2]Increase 0.3%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Empire Service
toward Toronto
Maple Leaf
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
Water Level Route

Amsterdam is an Amtrak train station in Amsterdam, New York. It is located at 466 West Main Street on the West end of the city and is also a popular railfanning location on the busy CSX Chicago Line, which sees 70–80 freight trains per day. However, there are only three Amtrak trains in each direction daily. Further service passes through the station without stopping. While the station is located along the Mohawk River, maps have mistakenly shown the location as being next to a park along the river near the Erie Canal Lock #11.

The station sees multiple daily departures of the Empire Service and Maple Leaf.

Station layout[edit]

The station has one low-level side platform on the north side of the tracks.

P
Platform level
Track 1 Lake Shore Limited does not stop here →
Track 2 Empire Service, Maple Leaf toward New York City (Schenectady)
Empire Service toward Niagara Falls, NY (Utica)
Maple Leaf toward Toronto (Utica)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Exit/entrance and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amsterdam, NY (AMS) — Great American Stations". Amtrak. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 

External links[edit]

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